Leopold Tyrmand. Writer’s notebook: self-creation and the novel
The paper “Leopold Tyrmand. Writer’s notebook: self-creation and the novel” presents a colorful character in the landscape of post-war, communist Poland. The analysis focuses on “Diary 1954” and is conveyed using both current research and the critics’ reviews of the author’s contemporaries. The literary features exposed in this paper consist of self-creation, using members of the artistic community of that time as characters as well as the motif of an erotic relationship. Leopold Tyrmand consciously creates his own story; his diary becomes a novel, while his life story of his life is gaining literary shape.